Xinhua News AgencyNovember 28, 2013 14:46
Feature: Jerusalem Oud festival tunes to Jewish-Arab reconciliation
by Pierre Klochendler, Yang Zhiwang
JERUSALEM, Nov. 28 (Xinhua) -- It is said that in the Oud, the pear-shaped lute with the broken neck, lies the quintessential soul of Arab classical music. Once a year in November, the Jerusalem Oud festival brings oriental music to Israeli ears usually more accustomed to pop music and Rock'n'Roll, and orchestrates a prelude to Jewish-Arab reconciliation.